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February 8, 1969

February 8, 1969

The Hockey News has been providing the most comprehensive coverage of the world of hockey since 1947. In each issue, you'll find news, features and opinions about the NHL and leagues across North America and the world.

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Beliveau Passes 450-Goal Plateau

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NHL Player Of The Week

Dismal last-place finishers a year ago, Oakland Seals suddenly find themselves in the rarified atmosphere of second place in the Western Division. There are undoubtedly many reasons for the marked improvement in the Seals’ play, not the least of which is the inspired production of rookie Norm Ferguson. Last week Fergie set up what proved to be the tieing goal as the Seals held the Eastern Division leaders, Boston Bruins, to a 3-3 saw-off. Two nights later his unassisted tally with less than three minutes to play gave Oakland a well-earned 5-4 triumph over Toronto Maple Leafs. Fergie capped off his week’s outburst with his 20th goal of the campaign Sunday night, but the Seals lapsed defensively and dropped an 8-5 decision to Los Angeles Kings. El Producto and THE HOCKEY NEWS are pleased…

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MONTREAL EYEING TOP AGAIN WITH RETURN OF THE GUMPER

—ON THE INSIDE Vadnais Challenging Super Bruin Bobby Orr — page 24 LORNE WORSLEY Back on beam New Penguin… — page 2 Sent Down… — page 2…

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Desperate Penguins Land Watson, Two Other Seals In Six-Player Exchange

PITTSBURGH, Pa.— With time rapidly running out on them, the Pittsburgh Penguins went to the trading block this past week for the second time in 10 days. The Penguins, who have slipped deep into last place in the National League’s Western Division, engaged in a three-for-three swap with the Oakland Seals in an exchange the lowly Penguins hope will give their sagging defense more balance and muscle. Pittsburgh traded forwards Earl Ingarfield and Gene Ubriaco along with defenseman Dick Mattiussi to the Seals in return for Oakland’s defensemenforward Bryan Watson, forward George Swarbrick and defenseman Tracy Pratt. Penguins’ general manager Jack Riley said the club had to sacrifice some scoring power in order to acquire defensive strength. Riley singled out the bruising Watson as the key man in the multiple player trade. In recent weeks,…